Poaching case: Salman records statement in court

Bollywood actor Salman Khan will record his statement in a Jodhpur court today in connection with the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
Updated on Jan 29, 2014 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Actor Salman Khan on Wednesday recorded his statement in a Jodhpur court in connection with a 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

The actor was summoned by the chief judicial magistrate on January 15 after being exempted from appearing in court till now.

Salman reached Jodhpur earlier on Wednesday morning with his sister Alvira and his lawyer from Mumbai.

He has been accused of carrying weapons with expired licence during the hunting of blackbucks at Kankani village near Jodhpur in the intervening night of 1-2 October, 1998.

The actor had been shooting for the Rajshree productions film Hum Saath Saath Hain with co-actors Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam. All of them are named as accused in the case.

He has been charged under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, while others under Section 52 of the Act and Section 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code.

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